Like Night and Day

Admittedly not my best photography – these are cellphone photos (I sent my camera with Daughter Trinidad to Hawaii – she’s currently on a trip there with her high school marching band) – but I thought I would share the difference here between yesterday afternoon and pre-dawn today.

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This morning – by daybreak there was 4 inches of snow on the ground

Poor Trin – she’s been wishing for snow for weeks!

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Red and White

Inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Colors of Red and White

Waiting for the school buses on a snowy morning in rural central Oklahoma:

Summer Cookout

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire

While it may be winter now, these photos were taken last June on the coldest summer day on record in Oklahoma

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2012, briefly

Some of my favorite photos from 2012, uploaded to this blog but not necessarily published :

The Sound of Music

For the weekly photo challenge: Delicate

This year there are two flutists in my family (as well as two teenagers) and sometimes our schedule doesn’t afford time for separate practice. In order for Trinidad and Rane┬áto practice separate pieces of music┬ásimultaneously, each girl must use a gentle breath and delicate fingering.

Trinidad practices style while Rane practices form - there is a mirror to the right

Trinidad practices style while Rane practices form – there is a mirror to the right

Trinidad plays in her high school marching band and orchestra

Trinidad plays in her high school marching band and orchestra

Rane plays in her middle school orchestra

Rane plays in her middle school orchestra

Many thanks to Gilliam Music and Norman Public Schools for their assistance in providing flutes for these girls to play ­čÖé